A project called Movement for Change is drawing together churches and civic authorities to address local need. It emerged from a podcast.
There are moments when things change. When an idea gets traction. When a possibility begins to become a reality.
It was as we hosted Mayors Andy Burnham and Marvin Rees on a call in June, exploring Movement for Recovery as a concept and how the Church could work more effectively with the Civic, that such a moment occurred.
As we looked to end the call, Andy Burnham interrupted.
“Hang on, before we finish. Do we not need to think about how we scale this thing?”
And it was from there that Andy Burnham, the Mayor of Manchester, offered to host a meeting with the 10 Metro Mayors to explore taking a Movement for Recovery to a whole new level.